Bird & Bird appoints 21 to partner, 3 to Senior Counsel, 30 to Counsel and 3 to Legal Director in annual global promotion round

International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed 21 partners, 3 Senior Counsel, 30 Counsel and 3 Legal Directors in its annual global promotion round. All are effective from May 2022.

Graeme Maguire, Chair of the Board, Bird & Bird says: “On behalf of the Board, I’d like to wish a huge congratulations to each of these individuals around our network on being promoted to partner and counsel. Our ‘one firm’ collaborative culture is such a crucial part of the firm’s DNA and each of these individuals really embodies that in everything they do. I am very much looking forward to continuing to support each of them to achieve their individual ambitions and our collective firm-wide ambitions - allowing us to be Bird & Bird, but better.”

Christian Bartsch, CEO, Bird & Bird says: My warmest congratulations to everyone promoted today. This is one of the largest promotion rounds we’ve ever had and I’m really pleased to see so many across our international network stepping forward into senior roles. I look forward to working with each one of you more closely as we strategically grow the firm together.”

Those promoted are:


Benjamin Wuebbelt – Regulatory & Administrative, Dusseldorf

Berend van der Eijk – Commercial, The Hague

Christian Lindenthal – IP, Munich

Diana Purdy – Employment, Hong Kong 

Elizabeth Dunn – Commercial, London

Florian Hoffmann – Commercial, Hamburg

Ivan Kisely – Commercial, Bratislava

Jae Park – IP, London

Jessica Derocque – Finance & Financial Regulation, Paris

Johannes Wirtz – Finance & Financial Regulation, Frankfurt

Jonathan Goldsworthy – Employment, London

Kimberly Wells – Commercial, London

Lauren Pagé – Commercial, London

Marianne Nawroth – Corporate, Frankfurt

Mika Puurunen – Corporate, Helsinki

Nicolas Carbonnelle – Regulatory & Administrative, Brussels

Pin-Ping Oh – IP, Singapore

Shaun Lee – Dispute Resolution, Singapore

Simon Assion – Commercial, Frankfurt

Tobias Bräutigam – Commercial , Helsinki

Toby Bond – IP, London

Senior Counsel:

Elie Kaufman – Real Estate, Frankfurt

Jutta Rath – Commercial, Frankfurt

Lea Mackert – Commercial, Dusseldorf 


Adriano D’Ottavio – Data Protection, Milan#

Anna Maria Horschik – Commercial, Dusseldorf

Annapaola Schino – Finance & Financial Regulation, Milan

Annarita De Carne – Tax, Milan

Artur Stosio – Corporate, Warsaw

Audrey Lim – IP, Singapore

Benjamin Karcher – Employment, Dusseldorf

Bridget Goh – IP, Singapore

Céline Gasser – Dispute Resolution, Lyon

Christoph Hendel – Commercial, Dusseldorf

Daniel Misch – IP, Dusseldorf

Debora Stella - Data Protection, Milan

Jonathan Kao – Corporate, Singapore

Josefina Aalto – Finance & Financial Regulation, Helsinki#

Julia Bittdorf – Dispute Resolution, Frankfurt

Julia Praeger – IP, Dusseldorf

Kathrin Kruse – Employment, Dusseldorf

Loren Leung – Commercial, Singapore

Marcel Nurk – Corporate, Munich

Marine Besson – Corporate, Lyon

Marta Stanislawska - Finance & Financial Regulation, Warsaw

Moritz Schroeder – IP, Dusseldorf

Niklas Fels – IP, Munich

Nils Lölfing – Commercial, Dusseldorf

Olga Koszewska - Finance & Financial Regulation, Warsaw

Olivier Peronnau – Corporate, Paris

Peter van Gemert – IP, The Hague

Paulina Grotkowska – Employment, Warsaw

Simon Söderholm – Employment, Stockholm

Tok Li – Corporate, Hong Kong

Legal Director:

Emma Drake – Commercial, London

Jennifer Bird – Finance & Financial Regulation, London

Yuichi Sekine – Employment, London

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